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Published on Jul 21, 2015
Michael Wilson is an Evolutionary Anthropologist who studies the behavior and ecology of primates to gain insights into the evolution of human behavior. Born in Minnesota, he studied at the University of Chicago, Cambridge University, and Harvard before returning to Minnesota for post-doctoral research. He is now an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, with a joint appointment in the Departments of Anthropology and Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. He has studied baboons in Kenya and chimpanzees in Uganda and Tanzania, including three years as Field Director of the Jane Goodall Institute’s Gombe Stream Research Centre in Tanzania.
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